President’s Dinner 2017: President-elect address
"...the Law Council is acutely aware of the need for the profession to keep-pace with technological transformation and a changing environment for the delivery of professional services.
This against a necessary backdrop of regulatory, ethical and public policy restraints, necessary to ensure the maintenance of the rule of law and the proper administration of justice.
Legal and other technology, has the potential to be a very disruptive influence. We cannot assume that legal technology will demonstrate fidelity to law, consider important public and legal policy questions or, as a matter of priority, seek to preserve the authority of the courts..."
Speech delivered by Morry Bailes, President-elect, Law Council of Australia at the Law Council's President's Dinner, Canberra. Read full speech here.